Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vegas Casinos

I am not much of a gambler but I do enjoy walking through the casinos. If you stay here long enough, I believe you will see just about anything you can imagine. In the past week, I have noted the following:
  1. Most of the individuals that I have talked to regarding their luck at the tables or slot machines have told me that they were "up a little or breaking even". For the life of me, I cannot understand how Vegas was able to build these billion dollar casinos with so many people breaking even. There must be one very large loser out there somewhere.
  2. In as much as breakfast at the casinos is a pretty good value, I generally eat there several times a week. I have been amazed at the number of people gambling at 7:00 o'clock in the morning. Sometimes, it is the same person sitting at the same slot machine. When do they go home?
  3. One of the sadder observations is the surprising number of senior citizens in wheel chairs, breathing oxygen from a bottle, playing a slot machine and chain-smoking. How many bad habits can one person have?
  4. Lastly, my eyesight is not what is used to be and I realize this is horribly sexist but the cocktail waitresses are not as attractive as I remember them in past years. I even read that Vegas is losing some of its best strippers to North Dakota due to the oil money. To me this is as good a reason as any to build the Keystone pipeline.

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